gsies karbachtal almen leachalm
gsies karbachtal almen leachalm

Hike to the mountain pastures of the Valle di Quaira

The Valle di Quaira is a side valley of the Val Casies: On the slightly ascending gravelled path, we reach various alpine pastures at the slopes of the Villgraten Mountains.

Opposite of the little church "Mara Kirchl", shortly before San Martino di Casies (St. Martin in Gsies), the road into the Valle di Quaira valley (Karbachtal) branches off. After the first bends of the mountain road, a little parking space is located, where our hike starts.

We follow the asphalt road uphill until the Karbacherhof mountain inn, where the gravelled path no. 36 starts. It proceeds through the valley to the Schäferalm, Leachalm and Gallfall Alm mountain huts, all located near the valley floor. At the head of the valley, at the higher slopes, the Ochsenfelder and Kapaire Mountain Huts are located. The quiet valley is ideal for nice walks.

At the Schäferalm and Leachalm, located approx. halfway, a stop for refreshments is possible. Until there, the paths are especially easy and also suited for prams.


Author: AT

If you want to do this hike, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!


Starting point: parking space at the road towards the Karbachhof farm
Destination: Kapaire Alm
Signposts: no. 36, 7
Trail length: approx. 7 km (each direction)
Walking time: about 2.5 hours (ascent), 1.5 hours (descent)
Altitude difference: approx. 640 m
Altitude level: between 1,370 and 2,010 m a.s.l.
Experienced in: September 2017


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